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focusing on with another lease we're planning to sign and we're going to open 5 building which will bring as many as 25 enterprises into this community and help them succeed with a little help from the mayor. why did we which i see central market we have carol and the mayor supporting us but we work not just as a community we work as a plays where we go into a neighborhood and a change the neighborhood. so if you look around you at the small businesses like large companies say this is a small option for them but those people can change a neighborhood. when we talk downstairs and we
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have investments and idea we change side neighborhood. we have 5 enterprises that can change the neighborhood and the neighborhood can change the city and we took a step towards changing the world. thank you and i'd like to call the mayor (clapping) >> well, let me begin by saying this is exciting. i want to thank adam for this wonderful opportunity and thank supervisor kim for someone who's worked in the community to see this trans formation with you to see this is incredibly exciting.
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it's an honor for people like randy struggled with the challenges and all of us who worked in the nonprofit including supervisor jane kim we understand this transformation is crimping open to many levels. i worked on pi want to sweep the street to earn my reputation with them. i wasn't going to say i worked in n some office and dictate to them. i was go going to be proud with them. we spent a lot of time on taylor and others streets we have pride in our streets.
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we're going to be joining all our partners we didn't know what that was. but leroy and others saying we're going to use art and small businesses and we're going to use that spirit of loving the city and we're going to do that we didn't know what that meant but we had a feeling with the theatre and arts leadership and what we wanted to do in our hearts was going to make some change. this was fourteen years. including original jose because that's always brought us back down. that started a little bit of investments then i become city administrator and we were saying with the arts how can we take
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over those places and work with the residential hotels who oftentimes were receiving people come back into the community from prison. they didn't understand what a living room was streets were their living room so how do we turn their lives around and how do we transform grocery stores given the police reports were being influenced by bad behavior. we needed to collaborate with other elements. we got persuaded to take on this opportunity to be the mayor and the campaign office was across the street. but they gave me an opportunity
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to look across as i was on the phone trying to persuaded people i was often looking across this theatre. that's such a beautiful place and strategic place we'd spent so many hours why can't we get that filled i thought maybe is ballet or arts would take it over. then jose took over and i asked can we as a city do something about that. of course, before that time when i had the campaign office there i told everybody i saw everything in this area i heard
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everything and i smelted everything in this area. i said look if i'm lucky enough to become mayor you i'm going to make positive changes not to move people out to transform lives that's what we do we don't move people out. we need to do is invest in people and take our spirit and include them in the transformation of our city. we utilizations to represent together randy and i as tenant lawyers. so we all share this backdrop. so if we're lucky enough to be
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in positions we'd help. it began with some artwork and taking over theatres and we worked with the arts to give extort to burning man and some of the art organized that grants arts to take over with the arts center and the other small efforts but this is big. this is big because it brings together 2 hundred businesses creative businesses half of two-thirds that are never in the city to support job creation to billed from small to medium to large and we get to use all our expertise to run the city. i've been introduced to some of
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the creative brains and minds. i've got to o some nonprofit for you. they're just very excited to be here. we've got the renting war hoeltsdz hotels. market street is transforming and because we have so many great partners and because of those types of hubs that are created for all people all over the world not just the united states people from all over the world b will come here and challenge and work here. we have changes. they employ and i think you're
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going to be the reason it changes but right now supervisor 44 thousand 2 hundred and 49 employees and it's still growing and i think the office needs to change those numbers already arrest as you know i've been focused on jobs because i really believe that people can get those jobs and be part of the economy. and we're going to make sure whether it's big medium or small a they'll survive here and the supervisors will work with me to sustain this. so mr. temple used the word bubble he's always trying to get me on the bubble it will not burst if our hearts lead this
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economy. if all walks of life and all cultures get to participate. this can welcome in one or two people with ideas but can't afford the expensive rent by wants to start with a great idea and this is where it starts. this is why it's so incredible we have those hubs of business support. it's a model i think is going to work with a sharing economy. and the sharing economy is not just for small businesses it means all the other large companies get to use their philanthropy to support the
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community. that's y what i envision. i think it's just the dna that san francisco has that's why we're beating out so many other cities as adams vision it's also going back going to be reflected and we'll build stronger community. that's the philosophy. as mid market transforms itself in the ways we're seeing it now that or so supportive and a successful we're going to start moving towards the attained. that's another big challenge. i don't want to see the stories
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of the down and out they're up lifting and going to be part of this we have folks who live there in the tenderloin so we bring hope to the tenderloin as we bring hope to the mid city. we have to connect it all up. that's why we're going to make sure pg&e brings the power here (clapping) >> so mayor lee gave quite an intro. we can point out out that lee work has chosen to make this in the san francisco area and that's quite a testament to her
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district >> i met the mayor when i was a i did not get organizer in chinatown. we use to clean up is neighborhood to promote i did not know people to get involved in their community. so ed used to come with his truck bringing us dustpans and brooms. it's what it means to be grassroots. the first policy that actually, the mayor and i worked on was the mid market and tax tenderloin exclusion. policies are tough and i know we had to work on that. we had a ton of space we have
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all this san francisco but no businesses coming in. there is a community that's also lived here and i didn't want to push folks out folks which who are improving the neighborhood. but the mayor and i made a commitment we would help revitalize this area in partnership with the communities. it's great to have randy shaw here fighting for low income housing and it's wonderful to have joe here. he lives on market street you'll see him walking around. i asked him to come i think it's important to have this in
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partnership but small businesses are going to do help strengthen this neighborhood. and we have a joe gentleman who is opening up a beer bar. they make the best chocolate on jones and you can buy them on sixth street. i moved to this neighborhood i thought it was important to live on sixth street and to be someone who walks up and down here. the part that's really
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developing and i hope what i want to do and challenge everyone is how we can build this community that remains diverse but that can be a home for folks who are tech workers but working class families and those folks in our hotels as well. i'll welcome you all to do our office volunteers for some of the boys and girls clubs. we were tired of us being the highest not safety issues in this neighborhood. they volunteer everyday they said we're going to be on patrol
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practical we'd love to have you there are. that's actually a lot of fun. it's from to be a part of this wonderful neighborhood. so we welcome you to district 6 and mid market and tenderloin. i'm happy to be here. thank you (clapping) so last but not at least we have miguel we worked through an article in an alumni magazine. he's grown a passion for architecture. so let's hear more from him (clapping) >> first, i want to say thank you to supervisor kim he and for
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coming out. but the best thing for me, i come from a background of entreprene entrepreneurism. and after thinking about every skwiech of the project. i feel lucky to be here but i'm excited about the brave effort you guys have made to come to the location of transforming that believe and as adam has said to be a part of change. we look forward to a great future this is just hopefully, we'll do more and more of >> so thank you very much (clapping) so with that, i think it's time
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to cut the rib on and on the count of 3. >> you're watching quick bite, the show that has san francisco. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> we're here at one of the many food centric districts of san francisco, the 18th street
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corridor which locals have affectionately dubbed the castro. a cross between castro and gastronomic. the bakery, pizza, and dolores park cafe, there is no end in sight for the mouth watering food options here. adding to the culinary delights is the family of business he which includes skylight creamery, skylight and the 18 raisin. >> skylight market has been here since 1940. it's been in the family since 1964. his father and uncle bought the market and ran it through sam taking it over in 1998. at that point sam revamped the market. he installed a kitchen in the center of the market and really made it a place where chefs look forward to come. he created community through food.
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so, we designed our community as having three parts we like to draw as a triangle where it's comprised of our producers that make the food, our staff, those who sell it, and our guests who come and buy and eat the food. and we really feel that we wouldn't exist if it weren't for all three of those components who really support each other. and that's kind of what we work towards every day. >> valley creamery was opened in 2006. the two pastry chefs who started it, chris hoover and walker who is sam's wife, supplied all the pastries and bakeries for the market. they found a space on the block to do that and the ice cream kind of came as an afterthought. they realized the desire for ice cream and we now have lines around the corner. so, that's been a huge success. in 2008, sam started 18
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reasons, which is our community and event space where we do five events a week all around the idea of bringling people closer to where the food comes from and closer to each other in that process. >> 18 reasons was started almost four years ago as an educational arm of their work. and we would have dinners and a few classes and we understood there what momentum that people wanted this type of engagement and education in a way that allowed for a more in-depth conversation. we grew and now we offer -- i think we had nine, we have a series where adults learned home cooking and we did a teacher training workshop where san francisco unified public school teachers came and learned to use cooking for the core standards. we range all over the place. we really want everyone to feel like they can be included in the conversation. a lot of organizations i think which say we're going to teach
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cooking or we're going to teach gardening, or we're going to get in the policy side of the food from conversation. we say all of that is connected and we want to provide a place that feels really community oriented where you can be interested in multiple of those things or one of those things and have an entree point to meet people. we want to build community and we're using food as a means to that end. >> we have a wonderful organization to be involved with obviously coming from buy right where really everyone is treated very much like family. coming into 18 reasons which even more community focused is such a treat. we have these events in the evening and we really try and bring people together. people come in in groups, meet friends that they didn't even know they had before. our whole set up is focused on communal table. you can sit across from someone and start a conversation. we're excited about that. >> i never worked in catering or food service before. it's been really fun learning about where things are coming from, where things are served
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from. >> it is getting really popular. she's a wonderful teacher and i think it is a perfect match for us. it is not about home cooking. it's really about how to facilitate your ease in the kitchen so you can just cook. >> i have always loved eating food. for me, i love that it brings me into contact with so many wonderful people. ultimately all of my work that i do intersects at the place where food and community is. classes or cooking dinner for someone or writing about food. it always come down to empowering people and giving them a wonderful experience. empower their want to be around people and all the values and reasons the commitment, community and places, we're offering a whole spectrum of offerings and other really wide range of places to show that good food is not only for wealthy people and they are
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super committed to accessibility and to giving people a glimpse of the beauty that really is available to all of us that sometimes we forget in our day to day running around. >> we have such a philosophical mission around bringing people together around food. it's so natural for me to come here. >> we want them to walk away feeling like they have the tools to make change in their lives. whether that change is voting on an issue in a way that they will really confident about, or that change is how to understand why it is important to support our small farmers. each class has a different purpose, but what we hope is that when people leave here they understand how to achieve that goal and feel that they have the resources necessary to do that. >> are you inspired? maybe you want to learn how to have a patch in your backyard
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or cook better with fresh ingredients . or grab a quick bite with organic goodies. find out more about 18 reasons by going to 18 and learn about buy right market and creamery by going to buy right and don't forget to check out our blog for more info on many of our episodes at sf quick until next time, may the fork be with you. ♪ ♪ >> so chocolaty. mm. ♪ >> oh, this is awesome. oh, sorry. i thought we were done rolling. ♪ ♪
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>> we came to seven straight about 10 years ago. -- 7th street about 10 years ago. the environment is huge. it is stronger than willpower. surrounding yourself with artists, being in a culture where artists are driving, and where a huge amount of them is a healthy environment. >> you are making it safer. push, push. that is better. when i start thinking, i see it actually -- sometimes, i do not see it, but when i do, it is
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usually from the inside out. it is like watching something being spawned. you go in, and you begin to work, excavate, play with the dancers, and then things began to emerge. you may have a plan that this is what i want to create. here are the ideas i want to play with, but then, you go into the room, and there maybe some fertile ideas that are becoming manifest that are more interesting than the idea you had initially set out to plan. so there has to be this openness for spontaneity. also, a sense that regardless of the deadline, that you have tons of time so the you can keep your creativity alive and not cut it off and just go into old habits. it is a lot like listening. really listening to watch what is going to emerge. i like this thing where you put
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your foot on his back. let's keep it. were your mind is is how you build your life. if you put it in steel or in failure, it works. that works. it is a commitment. for most artists, it is a vacation and a life that they have committed themselves to. there is this notion that artists continue to do their work because of some kind of the external financial support. if that was taken away, artists would still do their art. it is not like there is a prerequisite for these things to happen or i will not do it. how could that be? it is the relationship that you have committed to. it is the vocation. no matter how difficult it gets, you are going to need to produce your art. whether it is a large scale or
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very small scale. the need to create is going to happen, and you are going to have to fulfill it because that is your life. >> hi, thank you all for coming here today. i am the costume and textiles creator here at the fine arts museum. it is make great honor to introduce, to present this program today. just a few things come out of respect, photography is allowed, but no flash photography. we will be taking questions from the audience, and you can submit your questions either through twitter

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TOPIC FREQUENCY Us 7, San Francisco 6, Randy 2, The City 1, Adam 1, Taylor 1, Leroy 1, Jane Kim 1, Carol 1, United States 1, Adams 1, Mid City 1, Chinatown 1, Randy Shaw 1, Chris Hoover 1, Sam 1, Dolores 1
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